André Derain (1880-1954)

At the beginning of the century, he was the main pioneer of artistic adventures, giving fauvism, primitivism and cubism their spurs. What might have looked like the works of Picasso, Matisse or Braque without André Derain’s contribution? Question a thousand times asked and the world still wonders what his place in Art History is… One might quote Apollinaire: “Derain’s art is now imprinted with this expressive greatness one might call ancient.” Passionate about his work, the Cristel Editeur d’Art Centre dedicated from December 2017 to March 2018 an important exhibition to present the 36 engravings of the Satyricon commissioned by Ambroise Vollard in 1934.